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Efforts in Cedar Rapids Prompt Drop in Flood Insurance Rates

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — When the Cedar River flooded over 10 square miles of the city in 2008, few property owners had flood insurance _ slowing recovery for residents and business owners as they waited for resources from the …

Tsunami at Lake Tahoe? Researcher Says it Could Happen Again

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) _ The past year was such a wild ride that even the thought of a tsunami at Lake Tahoe probably doesn’t sound out of reason. Several thousand years ago, according to Richard Schweickert, a retired University of …

Hurricane Iota’s Destruction Coming into Focus in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Piles of wind-tossed lumber used to be homes. Concrete walls have been pounded into painted chunks. Colorful pieces of clothing hang from tree branches. The devastation caused by Hurricane Iota became clear Wednesday as phone and internet …

Weakened Eta Drenches Honduras; Could Reach Gulf of Mexico

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The rain-heavy remains of Hurricane Eta flooded homes in Honduras on Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 13. Forecasters said the once-mighty storm was expected to regather form and head toward …

Michigan Flood Puts Privately Owned Dams in Harsh Spotlight

The dams that breached after days of heavy rain in central Michigan are privately owned and had been the center of controversy for several years. Now Governor Gretchen Whitmer is saying these critical facilities should not be in private hands. …

2,000 Long Island Homes Uninhabitable After Sandy

Long Island, N.Y., officials say more than 2,000 homes were destroyed or left uninhabitable by Superstorm Sandy. In Nassau county, the number will likely reach 1,400. In Suffolk the toll is 675 homes. Officials say that number may grow. According …

Leaking Water Pipe Floods Washington Parking Lot

A broken water main has flooded a hotel parking lot in Tukwila, Wash., where about 100 cars are parked. The fire department’s Marty Grisham tells KIRO-TV the break is in a 5-foot diameter main. Grisham says Tukwila and city of …

Demolition Notices Target Unsafe, Flooded N.D. Homes

Demolition notices went out last week to 104 homeowners in Minot and 18 homeowners in Ward County, N.D., whose properties experienced some of the most severe damage from June flooding. Assistant Attorney General tells the Minot Daily News that a …

Roads Turn to Rivers in Flooded Thai City

The lucky ones traverse this flood-submerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find – inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, even huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam. With large sections of …

Switzerland Calls Up Army to Help Flooded Towns

Authorities in Switzerland have called in the army to help evacuate people and livestock from villages cut off by heavy flooding in the Alps. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that soldiers have been deployed to the Bernese Highlands south of …